Used traditionally for the immune system and during illness. Considered to be a valuable herb for viral infection and other infections. Good for cleansing lymph system. Has been used historically for ear infections, sinusitis, tonsillitis and strep throat.
Echinacea is also used against many other infections including urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast infections, herpes, HIV/AIDS, human papilloma virus (HPV), bloodstream infections (septicemia), tonsillitis, streptococcus infections, syphilis, typhoid, malaria, ear infection, swine flu, warts, and nose and throat infections called diphtheria.